BMW 7 Series hybrid practicality & boot space

Outright practicality isn't the BMW 7 Series hybrid's forte, but it’s more than spacious enough for its target market

Overall rating

4.0 out of 5

Practicality & boot space rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£77,560 - £113,410
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
ModelLengthWidthHeightBoot volume
745e5,120mm1,902mm1,467mm420 litres
745Le5,260mm1,902mm1,479mm420 litres

At over five metres long, the BMW 7 Series hybrid is a very large car, in either standard or long-wheelbase form. However, if you’re looking for a vehicle that prioritises luggage space, you’ll need to search elsewhere, as the interior space here is dedicated to passenger comfort above all else.

BMW 7 Series hybrid interior space, storage & comfort

The BMW 7 Series hybrid seats four, with all occupants granted copious amounts of room to relax in. Storage is plentiful, too, with big door bins and a decent-sized central cubby separating the front seats.

As well as a glovebox, the centre console features another storage area designed for smartphones and other small objects. The console extends right back into the rear of the car, providing rear passengers with storage of their own and housing air cents, seat adjustment controls and a tablet with which to control the optional rear entertainment screens.

The seats are very comfortable, but not quite as comfortable as those found in the Mercedes S-Class hybrid. BMW does offer a ‘Rear Seat Comfort Package Plus’, which adds to two airline-style, first-class back seats, but this costs a whopping £10,995.

Boot space

The BMW 7 Series hybrid features a 420-litre boot, which is 95 litres less than you’ll find in petrol and diesel versions of the car. This is because the 12kWh battery pack eats into space in the rear, reducing the room available for luggage.

While boot space is a bit below par, 420 litres is still more than is provided by the Mercedes S-Class hybrid. The BMW’s boot is also a more practical shape, with a flat floor proving more useful for loading suitcases than the two-step layout in the Mercedes. There’s also a useful compartment underneath the boot floor in which you can store the car’s charging cables.

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